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. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning to our viewers in the west bp it is wednesday april 8, 2015. welcome to cbs news. disturing new video showing the moment a white police officer shoots an apparently unarmed black man in the back. this morning, he is being charged with murder. the apple watch is about to go on sale and we have one this morning we'll show you why the company is making such a big bet on its newest product. plus, love them or hate them. those creepy rob lowe ads at the center of a battle. and a look at today's "eye-opener: your world in 90 seconds." [ gunfire ]
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>> our officer will be charged with murder. >> a south carolina cop -- charged in the shooting of an unarmed black man. >> can't get my brother back, but justice has been served. >> intelligence agencies are investigating what they say is a breach of white house computers by russian hackers. heavy rain in southern california. >> a fast-moving spring storm, but it did bring quite a soaking. flames raging from the top of an office building in l.a. the ladder rescuing a husband and wife. >> power outages across the nation's capital triggered by a substation in maryland. the white house and capitol museum going dark [ chanting ] >> rand paul hitting ground running. the republican senator came out swinging launching his campaign. >> a washington machine must be stopped. └> police are investigating the heist of a safety deposit center in london's jewelry quarter and
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trying to determine how much was taken. >> a bizarre and frightening case of road rage in canada. a man waving a chain saw. >> all that -- >> uconn has done it again for the tenth time they are the champions! >> reporter: and . >> -- and all that matters. >> tiger's nine-week hibernation is over ready to tee it up at this week's masters. >> i worked my ass off. >> on cbs "this morning." the top 15 contenders for the republican presidential nomination own at least 40 guns among them. they all own 40 guns. yeah. in other words, if we elected a republican president, nobody is hopping over the white house fence ever again. this morning's "eye-opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. captioning funded by cbs
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welcome to cbs news. we begin with a white police officer accused of murdering a black man in south carolina. he was charged tuesday after a video of the incident came out. we should warn you, the images are disturbing. it shows the officer firing his gun eight times and shooting the man in the back as he ran away. >> officer michael slager's case is the late nest a series of racially charged police shootings around the country. vicente arenas has the story. >> reporter: 33-year-old michael slager remains in the jail behind me but that has not slowed the public's response to this disturbing cell phone video. today protesters gathering to demand justice for walter scott. the dramatic cell phone video captured saturday morning shows 50-year-old walter scott running away from officer michael slager. the 33-year-old officer fires eight shots at scott's back. the father of four falls to the ground.
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as he lay motionless the officer is heard on the video -- >> i thought that my brother was gunned down like an animal. it was just unbelievable to me to see that. >> reporter: the amateur video paints a different picture than the one that first emerged saturday. >> black male green shirt, blue pants. >> reporter: police say officer slager pulls scott over for a broken taillight. authorities originally said scott tried to run and the two men struggled over the officer's taser. slager said he feared for his life. >> shots fired. subject is down. he's found my taser. >> reporter: after the shooting slegr can be seen picking something up off the ground appears to drop an object by scott's body though it's not clear what it is. >> my nephew arrived on the scene first and said, he's gone.
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when he said he's gone. that absolutely can't be true that he's gone from a traffic stop. so that -- that can't be true. >> reporter: an hour after city officials saul the footage, north charleston mayor keith sumi announced slager would be charged with murder. >> when you're wrong, you're wrong. and if you make a bad decision don't care if you're behind the shield or just a citizen on the street, you have to live by that decision. >> reporter: late tuesday, slager was denied bail. if convicted the officer had been on the force for five years, could face the death penalty. >> what he took away was a member of a whole community. and it was taken away because he didn't think anybody would care. or that he would get caught. >> reporter: slager's attorney release add statement saying this was a tragic event. he also said he believes the officer followed the department's proper policies and procedures at the north
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charleston police department. since then, he's withdrawn from the case. >> vicente, thanks. in our next half hour legal analyst rikki kleiman looks at the video and whether prosecutors would have e filed charges without it. that's ahead. and killing unu.s. soldier in afghanistan. officials say an afghan army soldier overed fire on american forces in the city of jalalabad. sources say two other u.s. troops were wounded. soldiers returned fire and then killed the attacker. day two of jury deliberations begins this morning in the boston marathon bombing trial. jurors debating whether dzhokhar tsarnaev is guilty of 30 charges relating to the april 2013 attack. they deliberated seven hours yesterday and it somed two questions to the judge who is expected to answer them this morning. if guilty tsarnaev will enter the sentencing phase of the trial with the same jury. he could face the death penalty. and an nba player in a new york city hospital after stabbed in the stomach. a high-ranking nypd official
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says indiana chris cope lynn was attacked early this morning happening outside a nightclub after along argument. his wife and another woman slashed by the same attacker. all of them are reportedly in stable condition at this hour. now, police arrested a suspect at the scene, and reportedly edlyedly recovered a knife. cope lynn was in new york with a pacer to play a game at madison square garden tonight. two other players are charged with interfering with police. the hawks are playing the nets in brooklyn this evening. a hawks spokesman says the team is trying to learn more about this incident. a new report saying russian hackers were behind a breach of a white house computer network last year. it apparently exposed sensitive information about president obama. federal agencies are investigating the hack. bill plante is at the white house with the damage from the sophisticated attack. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. white house officials say the hack took place last fall. they won't say who they think
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did it but sources tell us the attack came from russia. the white house has two computer systems. one of them handles classified information, and they say that one wasn't touched. the breach was on the unclassified system. >> there's always vulnerability and you know, the fact that's why we have a classified system. there's less risk on the classified system, that's secure. the unclassified, we take regular actions to prevent you haver in vulnerabilities and insecurity. >> reporter: ben rhodes would not get into specifics about reports that russians were behind the hack of the white house's unclassified system last year. that system contains unclassified but non-public information, including the president's unpublished schedule. the reported hack happened during a tense time between the white house and the kremlin, when president obama and russian president putin were at odds ove moss cows involvement in ukraine. cbs news senior national
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security analyst juan zarate. >> reporter: that the russians are willing to up the ante in cyber game against the united states and demonstrate their capabilities against the white house itself. the center of american power. >> reporter: last october officials confirmed that suspicious cyber activity was detected on the white house computer network. and that was around the same time the state department system was compromised. according to reports that's how the hackers slipped into the white house system. >> the reality is that russia china and other competitive nation states have at their command impressive and potentially detrimental cyber tools and are willing to use them. >> reporter: nothing of real value was believed to have been obtained. the white house computer system like all government networks is a daily target of hackers, both foreign and domestic. but earlier this year james clapper, director of national intelligence, did tell a senate committee that the russian cyber threat is more severe than previously thought.
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>> all right bill thank you so much. and this morning, the lights are back on in the nation's capital. major sections of washington, d.c. lost power yesterday including parts of the white house and the state department. homeland security officials say there is no evidence of malicious activity. julianna goldman in washington with what caused the outage. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well officials have traced the outages to a transmission tlin fell as substation like this in southern maryland but its ripple effects felt across the nation's capital. >> welcome to the daily briefing. >> reporter: minutes into state department spokesperson's marie harf's daily briefing the lights went out. >> the whole building is out. >> reporter: a trusty iphone saved the day. and at the warner theater, not even oprah could keep the lights on during a dedication to her friend, the lay maya angelou. >> maya forever. forever. >> reporter: the white house lost power just for a few
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seconds. watch as the fountains turn off before backup generators kicked in. >> the president did not notice. >> reporter: the department of homeland security and emergency management says 2,400 customers in d.c. reported outages. 13 metro stations in the d.c. area switched to a backup generator. a little light and moving cars but no moving elevators or escalators. >> beats the gym. >> reporter: at george washington university students slowed out of darkened buildings -- and downtown the outages snarled traffic and closed museums. it all happened because of these ceramic insulateors that fell on a transmission line causing an outage. how this could throw the nation's capital into darkness was a major concern for pentagon leaders. >> critical infrastructures are fracture. when i say fragile, because we really don't know the true vulnerabilities, we try to mitigate as best we can but it
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causes me great concern. >> reporter: there have been derns s concerns about hackers but no indication of any malicious activity. loft cleared within a couple of hours and pepco saying all fixed. >> oprah said to me eerie. lights go out. what do you do? i just kept talking. kept talking in the dark. 1,000 people were there. the show must go on. >> when i saw the breaking news alert the lights had gone off in the state department and white house briefing room it worried me. >> it worried me. what does it mean? >> doesn't seem to mean a lot. parts of the west coast welcoming much needed wet weather this morning. californians saw heavy rain move through the area yesterday. hail coated streets and yards. meteorologist matt brickman of our minneapolis station ccco is tracking the growing threat of more severe weather. matt, good morning. >> good morning. after all the rain and snow up in the mountains yesterday out in california not a tochbn of
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moisture left. sprinkles in spots. things dry. bad news as the drought situation really wasn't affected much through california even with all the rain and snow yesterday. for the central part of the country it's severe weather season, and things are kicking up. enhanced risk for parts of oklahoma, kansas out through missouri as well. should stay quiet through the morning. by the afternoon, there's a threat for damaging wind large hail and isolated tornadoes. this will really get going during the late-night hours tonight, and that storm continues to progress eastward and should hit the atlantic coast by thursday and friday. >> matt thanks. this morning, rand paul brings his newly formed presidential campaign to nmp.ew hampshire meeting with voters in the state with the first presidential primary. nancy cordes is in louisville where he kicked off his campaign tuesday calling himself a different kind of republican. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. being different has pluses and
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minuses. it helps him to stand out in a crowded gop field, but it also leaves him open to attacks from within his own party. and they've already started. >> we have come to take our country back. [ cheers ] >> reporter: no sooner had paul announced his bid than this ad began airing against him. >> rand paul is wrong. >> reporter: paid for by a conservative group. >> he doesn't understand the threat. >> reporter: the ad was about paul's support for negotiations with iran. the senator and eye surgeon responded on fox. >> almost every element of the ad's a lie. their message is we should always be at war. >> reporter: paul's anti-interventionist views put him at odds with gop hawk as does his opposition to some domestic surveillance. >> i say the phone records of law-abiding citizens are none of their damn business. [ cheers ] >> reporter: but those positions have also won paul a loyal fan base. >> is senator paul the first politician you really taken an interest in?
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>> reporter: these students and recent grads came by bus from the university of kentucky to hear him speak. i really think that his positions on both like the nsa and then legalization of drugs speaks to a lot of young people. >> reporter: millennials are clearly a focus for the first-term senate. his website, stand with rand flip-flops and he lays out his views in a series of 17 videos posted on youtube i. believe you have a right to privacy. >> i do not support amnesty. >> reporter: on stage tuesday he argued for a broader republican party. >> i see an america where criminal justice is applied equally, and any law that disproportionately incarcerates people are color is repealed. [ cheers ] >> reporter: paul is speaking at 9:00 a.m. pacific in new hampshire. his detractors dismiss him as a nis candidate.
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he argues it's the party that needs to change not him and needs to reach out to minorities and young voters if it's going to be successful in 2016. >> all right. thank you, nancy. this morning, the national transportation safety board is investigating the wreckage of a small plane that crashed on the way home from the ncaa championship game. all seven people onboard died when the aircraft went down early tuesday morning in illinois. dean reynolds shows how this accident is a tragedy for a college community. >> reporter: the small plane went down in a bean field in fog so dense it lingered hours later as investigators sought to retrieve the bodies. it was a one-hour flight due northwest that departed indianapolis international airport on monday. scheduled to land at the central illinois regional airport in bloomington. >> we know that the aircraft made a turn away from that predetermined course to the runway. >> reporter: the plane dropped off the radar and missed the runway by 2.5 miles.
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>> nose tail left wing right wing, both engines, both propellers located. >> reporter: the pilot thomas hileman had 12,000 flight hours including years of commercial flying experience. passengers 40-year-old andy butler and 45-year-old woodrow jason jones were among the victims. 42-year-old busher shop owner scott bittner offered his airplane for the group to travel to the basketball game. 64-year-old terry st. raylo the co-owner of a pub near illinois state university. two men from the university staff were also killed. aaron leetch was a deputy director of athletics, torrey ward the associate head coach of the men's basketball team. the university president said the community is deeply saddened and it is important to remember that we are never alone in our grief. for cbs "this morning," dean reynolds, chicago. and for the third straight season connecticut is the queen
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of women's college basketball. >> absolutely remarkable! a third consecutive national title. >> the huskies beat notre dame 63 did 53 in last night's title game. the tenth championship for the coach tying him with john wooden of ucla for the most basketball titles in ncaa history. congrats to the huskies, and congrats to the coach, because geno. >> certainly knows what he's doing. >> nice guy, too. a crucial call from the ncaa championship game is facing new scrutiny this morning. >> driving in tried to scoop it. doesn't fall -- and it's going to duke. >> was it a touch of his finger there? >> i think it did. >> winslow. >> the referee made an out of bounds call but gave possession to duke instead of wisconsin with less than two minutes left. the play reviewed did not change. outgoing ncaa supervisor told
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sirius xm radio the referees did not see all angles shown on television. >> all our officials involved in the review. we never saw on our monitor what everybody saw at home. if you can believe that. >> hmm. >> adams considering warning the refs before they made the final call but concluded it was a job for the officials on the floor. when watching at home you did kind of see a fingernail touch. in the arena, you couldn't see it either. could you? >> no. >> everybody tweeting how come clabz better cameras than the refs, anyway? >> yes. coming up brazen thieves break into a high-ent vault. the
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our dr. jon lapook goes one on one. why he considers it your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's 7:26. i'm juliette goodrich. contra costa water district will meet today to discuss the bay area regional desalinization project. the area's five largest water agencies are working together to come up with a system. it would create an additional water source to help the bay area during drought years like this one. escaped santa clara county inmate johnell carter is finally back in custody after a month on the run. carter is a suspected child molester. in early march he overpowered a deputy during an appointment at a hosp
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good morning. i'm gianna franco in the "kcbs traffic" center. we have a pile-up on 680 this morning northbound right, lots of vehicles and big rig involved. slow in both directions so expect delays there through walnut creek. elsewhere, 101 at 880 split in san francisco stalled vehicles in lane, slow at the bay bridge, metering lights on. westbound 92 sluggish, as well. here's roberta. >> grab an umbrella if you want to be on the safe side. according to our hi-def doppler radar, we still have some widely scattered showers right now zeroing in on the fremont area through milpitas. otherwise it's partly to mostly cloudy. take a look towards oakland from san francisco. we have temperatures in the 30s, 40s and in the 50s. and later today, slightly warmer than yesterday. 50s and 60s northwest breeze late day to 15. here's your extended forecast. we enter a dry
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a breakthrough deal to limit iran ice nuclear program. >> it requires iran to not enrich weapons grade for 15 years. >> reduce the number of centrifuges from about 19,000 to 1,600. >> dismantle the nuclear reacteder which is another path to the bomb. >> the agreement calls for strict u.n. inspections. >> and they must downgrade their official statement of bilge raj from death to america to hemorrhoids and bunions to america. that's the final -- welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming all this half hour a fallout after a video shows a pliev who opened fire on a suspect in south carolina. rikki klieman is in our toyota
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green room. she will weigh in on the fast action to charge the officer with murder. plus thieves make off with up to $3 million in an elaborate london robbery. gold diamonds and jewelry were stolen from safety deposit boxes. how investigators believe they pulled off the high end heist. >> sounds like a move. cbs boston says police in tewksbury were forced to play a ransom to cyber terrorists. hackers demanded in $500 in bitcoin to unlock police fires they encrepted. even computer specialists from the fb i could not pay the ran millimeter. they paid the ran some to get their files open. no information was stolen or compromised. having to go through that. only four in ten callers to the agency toll line are getting through to real person. the number of courtesy
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winning candidate ella jones watched the returns come in. it will increase to three of the six seats. until tuesday the major and five council members were white in the largely black suburbs. hundreds of voters have registered since the august shooting of an unarmed black teenager. south carolina officials have announced murder charges of a's why police officer just one hour after seeing him through video shoot a black man in the back. he was apparently unarmed. officer michael sleigher is being held this morning without bail. cbs legal analyst rikki klieman is with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> where do we start? >> i think where we start is the video is the telling evidence. if you did not have this telling video, would this police officer be behind bar this morning? highly unlikely. you've about got a charge with murder based on the fact that a
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bystander took the video and the video not only appears to be unambiguous but it records the murder somewhat looks like of a man who is fleeing away and then the possibility which makes it worse is that it looks like the officer goes back to pick up something and then drops it by the body of the person he has just shot. he has shot him eight times. >> the speculation is that might be the taser. >> the taser. the police officer has tasered him and when he makes the call the suspect is down and he says he took my taser. now, i understand there's a presmgs of innocence because everyone is entitled to it. but nonetheless, when we see this, if we are not fun damon tally disturbed, then there's something wrong with us. >> is there anything that could have justified based on what we see on the tape? >> not for what we see on the tape. it was a traffic stop for the broken taillight. there was a bit of a scuffle,
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there's no doubt about that. but if you watch this man run away for heaven's sake that cop could have run after this man. he could have walked after this man at the speed the officer was going. >> his defense attorney quit. >> his defense attorney quit. we don't know why. it doesn't look good but it could have been for a thousand reasons. >> the supreme court has uphead that an officer may use it but only when it pose as serious threat of death to a police officer. >> very well red and understood. yes, of course he has a right to use deadly force but only under those circumstances. >> this was a traffic stop. >> right. for a taillight. there's nothing we see in the video that leads us to believe at this point in time that there was ever a threat of danger to that officer or others. >> rickkki, thank you.
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boxes were broken into during the burg rary. norah? >> charlie, thank you so much. tiger woods said he's ready to win the masters for the first time in a decade. he's back in the tournament after missing last year's due to a back injury. woods told reporters he spent all of that time practicing. >> i worked my ass off. that's the easiest way to try to describe it. i worked hard. people would never understand how much work i put into this to come back and do it again. i want to win. the whole idea is to prepare to do that. i feel like my game is finally
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good morning. 7:56. i'm frank mallicoat. here's what's happening around the bay area right now. san jose police are looking for the person who shot and killed a sacramento woman. her body found in a car in south bascomb avenue last night. investigators believe she did know her killer. today, state lawmakers will begin a debate on a bill to eliminate most vaccine exemptions. it worrier children to be immunized for -- it would require children to be immunized unless it threatened the child's held. a plan would bring the bikeshare plan to several other cities. if passes a committee will vote on the plan, it will come later this spring. traffic and weather coming up.
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welcome back. troubles at the golden gate bridge. chp has issued a traffic alert shutting down the northbound lanes two of them on the golden gate bridge for debris in the road. traffic backed up on the right- hand side of the roadway there. again, two lanes are completely shut down as a result. no word on when the lanes will re-open. southbound side busy for the morning drive into san francisco. bay bridge slow a little better metering lights are on. roberta? >> good morning, everyone. out the door this morning, go ahead and grab an umbrella just to be safe. just a little bit of wraparound moisture being noted in and around our microclimate there. you have a little green on the screen there just outside of hayward into fremont. otherwise, what a dramatic shot toward the bay bridge. numbers in the 40s and the 50s and later today, gradual clearing of the skies, dry through tuesday.
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it's wednesday, april 8th, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including a new white house public health program. president obama tells dr. don ss dr. jon lapook. that did not slow the public's response. >> if you did not have this video, would this police officer be behind bars this morning? highly unlikely. >> white house officials say attack -- sources tell us -- they faced the outage in a substation like this in southern
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maryland but its ripple effects were felt across the nation's capital. after all that rain and snow in the mountains, there's not a ton of moisture left. that's bad news. being different has his pluses and minuses. it helps hem to stand out but leaves him open to attacks. there are unconfirmed reports that thieves drilled through the walls and got away scot-free. most of us have seen the commercials that range from funny to disturbing. while directv says they are meant to be amusing, they are also being accused of being misleading. they figured out how to solve that problem. they'll resolve a $5,000 watch. this morning's "eye opener at 8" is presented by subway. ready seven, cue charlie. >> i'm charlie rose when gayle king and norah o'donnell. a white south carolina police officer is in jail this morning.
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he is accused of murdering a black man. the charges are backed up by disturbing eyewitness video. [ gunshots ] the video shows officer michael slager shooting walter scott in the back. >> this happened on saturday after routine traffic stop. the two men struggled before the video began. the officer claimed that scott had taken his taser and he believed that his life was in danger. >> here in new york this morning, an nba player is in a hospital with knife wounds and two other players are in custody. a high-ranking official tells cbs this morning, chris copeland was stabbed in the abdomen overnight. copeland's wife and another woman were slashed. the alleged attacker are also under arrest. two others were arrested on charges of interfering with police.
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the white house is launching a new effort to help americans protect their health from the effects of climate change. the initiative focuses heavily on asthma. we spoke with dr. jon lapook about the environmental impact on public help. >> studies suggest that they don't connect global warming or climate change with their own personal health. why do you think that is? >> well it's not as obvious as some of the environmental issues of the past. and with climate change and rising temperatures, some of the effects are slow in registering in the minds of the public. but what we know is this, the planet is getting warmer. the science is indisputable. as springs and summers stretch out, allergy season is increased. that will have an impact on people's as mathma, for example. >> when i have a patient
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wheezing, they want an inhaler. they don't want to hear a long-term solution. you have two daughters, teenagers. are you thinking long term because of them. >> malia, when she was young, had asthma. we had to visit the emergency room once. we had good health insurance and had the capacity to knock it out early so that over time she was able to not have to carry an inhaler around. she still has allergies that have to be monitored. so i'm a dad like everybody else. i've seen how scary it is when your kid comes up to you, your 4-year-old and says i'm having trouble breathing. >> even if you're the president of the united states. >> even if you're the president of the united states. it's nerve-racking. >> dr. jon lapook is with us. why not. >> he's having a multi-pronged attack. it's probably that he realizes that you'll have any kind of climate change go through congress.
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>> it's interesting they're connecting it to our personal health. >> yes. what he's doing is taking it right to the people and saying look -- he said to me at the end, change doesn't happen from the top down, it happens from the bottom up. most people when they think of climate change they think of polar bears, melting glaciers, not something happening to them. what he's trying to do here the literature is suggesting this, it does affect people's personal health. >> how so? >> asthma has been on the increase certainly heat waves have been on the increase. lyme disease, chicken gunnia and dangya are farther north. they say it's not only affecting our health but illnesses are affecting us more. >> do we need to worry about the president's health? but those were just props. >> it was a simulation center
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for the medical center. >> got it. thank you, jon. alaska airlines is apologizing for kicking a woman with cancer off of a plane. elizabeth sedway and her family planned to return to california after a hawaiian vacation. she put on her surgical mask to avoid the germs. they asked the family to get off the plane because she didn't have her doctor's permission to fly. >> i have multiple myeloma. you're taking me off the airplane because i don't have a doctor's note saying i can fly? i'm being removed as i'm a criminal. my family is being forcibly removed from an airplane because i have cancer. >> unusual storyp this. they covered the cost of an extra night in a hotel and refunded the price of the tickets. a slice of history is in new hands. ♪ drove my chevy to the levy but
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♪ not everybody has a clear idea of how to handle their retirement money. according to an assessment of retirement readiness for voya financial, the sponsor of this segment, 48% of workers have saved less than $49,000.
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jill she issing ing jill schlesinger is here to talk about saving for retirement. how much do you need and how do you determine how much you need. >> everyone has to start by crunching the numbers. there's lots of online calculators. part of the process means you have to figure out what you're spending today. a lot of pemgople freak out about that. in those numbers what you try to do is say what am i going to spend today? what sources of income will i have in the future? will i have social security a pension? if there's a gap between what you need and what's coming in you'll have to get that from your portfolio or your savings. here's a critical issue. for every million dollars you save, it's only going to generate about $30,000 to $35,000 a year -- >> who is saving a million dollars? >> a lot of people are. >> really? >> i'm saying that not everybody -- >> who's saving -- i'm serious. >> there are a lot of people doing it and they do it early.
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they start early. that is the key. >> it's interesting to hear that half of americans don't have a 401(k) or an ira. remind everyone i remember when i started working i don't need a 401(k). i'm not making enough money. >> whatever you can put away someone told me. it's almost free money if you get a company match. >> we always encourage people to put in at least up to the company match. you can put a lot of money away into a 401(k). you can get up to an $18,000 contribution in a 401(k) or 403(b) if you're over 50 put an extra $6,000 in for 24 grand total. it's not going to happen all at once. >> it reduces your taxable income? >> the reality is early is better. >> and it grows. >> it does. >> that's the most important thing. >> it's hard when you're living paycheck to paycheck. i learned early. no matter what put something aside. what's the biggest mistake people make in retirement?
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>> i think -- >> getting ready. >> not running the numbers, of course. but claiming social security benefits too early. if you've got enough credits to claim retirement benefits you can claim as early as age 62. if you do so you permanently reduce your pen bit andbenefit. we want people to wait until 65 to 67, full retirement age. depending on when you're born. if you're wait until age 70 you'll max out your retirement benefits. there's a huge caveat. you have to live long enough to make this equation work. >> what about long-term care insurance. >> this is a huge issue. a lot of people mistakenly believe medicare will cover long-term care. according to the government, about 70% of kpok folks over the age of 65 will need some time of long-term care. >> i didn't know this. >> what does cover is medicaid
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but you have to deplete your assets. people who have somewhere between $300,000 and $2 million especially couples, should look into pricing minimum coverage on long-term care. it can eat into your retirement nest egg and could leave a healthy spouse depleted. >> thank you, jill. good advice from you and the voya team. jill answered questions on twitter under #beready. >> when can i retire? >> no time soon. >> go to cbs news.com/eye on money to join the conversation. >> we get a look at the new apple watch. charlie has one on. >> i'm borrowing it. >> we'll show you the new features and what's the hottest thing of wearable tech. charlie rose, our model of the day. >> i found my thing. this morning's "eye on money" brought to you by voya
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we've been working incredibly hard for a long time on an entirely new product, and we believe this product will redefine what people expect from its category. seven months ago tim cook
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announced it. the apple watch is close to reaching stores. it's the firth product line since the ipad. preordering will begin friday. it's leased april 24th. but scott stein brought us one this morning. he's a senior editor with our partners at cnet. good morning. >> good morning. >> tell us all about it. >> not even knows specifically what this is. what it really is a hybrid between a super type of an ipod. you know when we used to have ipods to listen to music, it's like that with the ability to act with sim bee yachtic connection to your phone. and the third part is fitness. it's a fitness tracker to compete with the best fitness trackers out there. >> what is the best feature? >> i think it's a tossup between -- i'm going to get messages tall time to show this off. the fitness app is nicely done. i think it's the best on the smart watch. i think the fact that this gets easy to use message responses. it's got great disdickation
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capabilities and you can respond to phone calls. the design is nice the watch faces are fun. the question is do you need all of that in addition to a phone. >> mm-hmm. >> how close does it have to be to your smartphone? >> it actually uses bluetooth so it's about 30 feet but it cleverly uses wi-fi as well, something you don't see in other watches. so throughout your home and office you can use it as long as your phone is on but you need your phone to be on. >> isn't there a huge appetite for wearable technology you know? >> there is. and people are a little unsure whether to get one. maybe it's for fitness and they're not sure they want too get into the watch area. i think what apple is doing smartly is they're fusing those a lot smarter than others have to keep pace with the rest of the fitness market and can introduce apps that cover the entire gamut. >> apple's in a good place as
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the world's richest company. is this a risk for them? >> i think it's a big risk. down the road no, but in the immediate, it's experimenting in territory people may be uncomfortable with and it's different type of interface and it's a price that is higher for them than maybe anything else. they may want to buy an ipad or -- >> they've got three price ranges on this particular watch. >> they do. to go to the entry level, it's ipod level and it's not too bad. it's where people want to go. >> what is the price? >> $350, or 3$399 for those two aluminum model and then you have the steel and then the gold which we won't get into. >> where do they need improvement? >> i think battery life is one. it last as day. >> that doesn't seem so bad. >> to others it seems not that bad. i've worn watches that have lasted longer and i like wearing it overnight. >> thank you so much.
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author jennifer weiner is in good morning. it's 8:25. i'm frank mallicoat. here's what's manage happening. contra costa county water district will discuss regional desalinization project. the area's five largest water agencies are working together to come up with a system to create an additional water source to help the bay area during drought years like the one we are in. santa clara county inmate johnell carter is back in custody after a month on the run. he is a suspected child molestor. in march he overpowered a deputy during an appointment at a hospital. he was arrested yesterday in mississippi. bart plans to raise fares 3.4% starting in january. that means a ride from walnut creek to powell street will be
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25 cents extra. berkeley to macarthur goes up 10 cents. money funds new cars and automated train control systems and and expanded maintenance facility all part of bart's plans to
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good morning. good introduce to report on the trouble spot to at the golden gate bridge. debris in the roadway and traffic alert issued everything
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is clear. you're back to normal northbound on the golden gate bridge. caldecott tunnel westbound 3 car accident delays in that area, as well. looks like you're slow-and-go all the way into the maze via 4. the bay bridge still slow improving. metering lights on. delays coming off the eastshore freeway. westbound san mateo bridge earlier accident cleared but still sluggish. here's roberta. >> thanks, gianna. and good morning, everyone. let's head live to san jose. good morning to all of you in los gatos and saratoga. mostly cloudy skies. we have a scattered shower here and there. and look at the temperatures. pretty cool. 40 and into the 50s. winds are calm. we'll increase later today out of the northwest up to 15. temperatures a couple of degrees warmer than yesterday 50s an 60s. gradual clearing, sun and cloud mix today. then for your thursday, high pressure builds into the bay area. we enter a dry weather pattern each and every day through tuesday.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour best-selling author jennifer weiner. she's back in the toyota green room. her latest book is being called her best yet. love when that happens. we'll look at how all fall down hits home. plus it is a land that once held slaves in america. a tribute to their legacy. the plantation where knowledge grows by giving a voice to voiceless people. that is ahead. right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe.
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actor james best with who played sheriff rosco coltrane appeared in dukes of hazard. he died monday. he also appeared in "gun smoke." james best was 88. >> nasa believes they'll have a definitive alien in the next 10 to 20 years. with clears to knowing where to look but nasa says don't expect little green men. they're talking about little microbes. and david cameron caused a bit of a p.r. when he was caught eating a hot dog with a knife and fork. he was slammed for not knowing how to eat a hot dog.
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>> this remind mess of jon stewart going after donald trump because he was eating pizza with a fork. >> do you believe you can eat a hamburger with a fork and knife? >> no. >> unless you take the bun off. >> that's why we get along. jennifer weiner is on the bestseller's list. fans in 36 countries over nearly 12 million copes. her latest book "all fall down" is about a mother and a wife who get hooks oninvestigatedget hooked on drugs. good morning. >> good morning. >> all fall down is being call yourd best book yet. >> and not just by nana. >> do you agree? >> yeah. you know when you write 11 books, at least if you're me, you don't want to keep doing the same thing over and over and
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over. you want to push yourself. i wanted to talk about obviously an important topic and go to damager places but also have some laughs in there. so i hope that's what i did. >> the difference is the darker? >> i'm sorry? >> the difference in this and why this is your best is how you've gone to the darker places. >> i don't know. i could have maybe written like a righteously funny book and they would have said that was my best book every. i don't know. maybe i'm peekaking at 45. >> issue had people tweet at me this book made me feel comfortable with my decision to ever have kids. i was like, yay? i think? >> ellie, 5 years old. she was a handful. an angry husband. a messy bedroom and a pill problem. >> pill problem. >> that's the darker place. >> that's where we went and it's a huge problem. one of te reasons i wrote this book is you can't pick up
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"people," the norm times, or yore your local paper and read about this. they take one vicodin and feel great or trade with their friends in the gym locker room. you've got xanax i've got oxy. let's make each other happy. >> you said the think about you jennifer that people say is you draw from your own personal life. >> mm-hmm. >> do you want to tell us about an issue you have? >> yeah. that was another -- >> you don't have a pill addiction. >> not personally at this moment, no but you know i did like many many people my life has been touched by the disease of addiction. my dad, who i -- my dad and my mom split up in this like hor imic burn the ground and salt the earth divorce when i was a teenager and i didn't see my dad for many many years in 2008 and my siblings and i learned he had been addicted to crack and addicted to heroin.
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>> and you had no idea. >> no idea. my dad was a doctor. here he is. my dad was a doctor. we lived in the suburbs. we went on vacation. we had a pool. it was the last thing. discovering it was really hard. it makes me think how you do get from here to there rngs how do you get to a life that looks like everyone wants to dieing in a bathroom. it was awful. >> how do you write. >> how do you -- what's your writing process like? >> well i love this question because it reminds me of james lipton inside the actor's studio where he asked everyone what is your process in the exact same voice whether you're meryl streep or j.lo. for me i was a newspaper reporter before my first book came out. the idea of sitting down and writing feels very natural to me because i used to have to write five stories a day and school lunches. hot dogs tater tots
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applesauce, milk. >> you have a special place. >> i do. i have a special place. stephen king talks about after he became successful he bought the big desk and he put it in the big room and it was at the center of the whole house and became addicted to cocaine, i think, and drank a lot and basically decideded he needed to right-size that and put right writing the context of his family and that's the most important thing. that really resonated with me. so i write in my closet. >> in your closet. >> yes. it's a big closet. it's a giant, giant closet. like i think the house was designed for sarah jessica park aenld they got me instead. that deaf success where a normal lady would probably do her makeup and that's where i write. >> the other exciting thing back to this being your best work ever. it's the first time that it's reviewed in the norm times. >> it finally happened. >> go you. >> go me right? it was a real thrill after years of sort of banging on their door
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and saying you need to cover more women review more women, have more women reviewers. i was thrilled that they reviewed my book but i was thrilled also the vita counts came out yesterday. this is a group that counts on a lot of big deal magazines newspapers, how many women get reviewed. this is the first ever the new york book review had more women than men and that's huge for all of us. >> that's an important point. >> it's a good thing. >> congratulations. >> thank you very very much. >> congratulations to you. jennifer agnes winer. oh my god, gayle. really? really? >> yes, agnes, really. >> you wound me. >> your family gave it to you. we didn't make it up. >> i know. thank you. >> the paperback version of "all fall down" available where you buy your books. i tell people when they say why is a white man involved in this, i'll say, well, don't you
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remember it was a white man who caused all of this. >> see why he's investing a
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worked in the rescue and recovery effort. the first museum in america dedicated entirely to slavery opened just a few months ago. michelle miller traveled there and found new information about not only the plantation her her own history. good morning. >> the whitney plantation looms as a stark remainder that our nation was built on the backs of slaves. it's a tough part of our history to remember but one man is investing a fortune to bring it all back to life. this house is full of secrets.
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>> they would sleet on pal lets on the floor. >> reporter: beneath whitewashed ceilings and quiet gardens, a dark history unfolds. tourists peer into cages where slaves were beaten. statues of black children stare back at them. in this sanctuary, memorializing the harsh reality of slavery, one figure seems out of place. 77-year-old john cummings. >> most people operate on ready, aim, fire, and i always operate on redady, fire and an aim. >> reporter: 16 years ago the new orleans native and trial lawyer jump at the chance to buy this plantation without knowing what he was getting into. >> what didn't you know? >> the slave part. i saw some of the -- some of the inventories from successions and i was looking, man, 40 people
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just traded like cattle? and so then i discovered the old histories and that's when the light went on. >> i got something here. >> i've got a great injustice here. >> cummings decided to dedicate the entire plantation to the slave perspective. he spent $8 million of his own money collecting antiques and commissioning art. the vacant whitney started coming back to life. >> i tell people when they say, well, why is a white man involved in this. i'll say, well don't you remember it was a white man who caused all of this. >> here we honor the memory of 107,000 people. >> reporter: to give it a voice, cummings hired this historian. >> it's just amazing how these people -- >> reporter: he culled diaries and inventories from an auction and estate sale. he found more than 100,000 names
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of slaves trade and sold through the louisiana territory. each name is etched into these walls. >> there's no order. there was a conclusion there. it was the lives of the slaves. you have african names, french names, spanish names. >> next to those names are the narratives of the slaves themselves. >> it doesn't mean much but we make them talk as a way for us to give them a voice because these people were voiceless people. >> one overthe voiceless, the powerless was a slave girl named anna who had a child named victor. victor was born a slave but the records show he is the son of her white slave owner's brother. victor's great granddaughter is 82-year-old cybil morialle. >> wi didn't talk about it. >> did they try to save you from it? >> i don't know if it was shame or they wanted to save us, they
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didn't want to inflict a sad story on us. but it was sort of affirmed that my slavery ancestry was real and it was only three generations ago. >> morialle only recently learned of her direct lineage, of her connection to the whitney, and of victor's legacy beyond slavery. >> he bought land and farmed it. so he overcame that life. and then the next generation did better, and the next generation did better, and then i'm -- my generation educated successful. >> morialle was a civil rights worker, a college vice president, and the first black, first lady of new orleans. but i already knew that. i married her son, mark. >> how did you feel after you brought all of this together here? >> i felt that i had given you my family, the ancestry in
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color. >> so my children now know. >> they now know. >> that their great, great, great, great grandmother -- >> -- was an african slave. >> knowing can be freeing, but most often here it is painful. one of the last sights are these sculpted heads, replicas of 60 men beheaded for their role in a local slave revolt more than 200 years ago. but comings wants people to realize we aren't that far removed. >> you look at the papever and you see that some militant group has decapitated a french journalist. we wonder what kind of barbarians codo that. we did that. americans. we did that. americans with white skin. we did that. >> do you feel guilty? >> no. only if i don't do what i'm
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doing right now. over half of the people coming here cry, and i cry. >> you still cry. >> i do. and proud of it. it affects me. the injustice is there. you really can't do anything about it to change it but maybe you can change some of the effects of it. and that's what i think i'm doing. >> just accepting that history can do that? >> owning it. >> perhaps john's most important point is that we even today are still living with the effects of slavery. poverty, illiteracy, and crime. he's on a campaign not only to provide quality education in his state in louisiana, but he thinks it's really important that everyone who can go to college and who can afford it gets to go.
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>> gets to go. >> for free. >> what a story. oh, my gosh. >> this morning i asked myself when i looked aet that story and the first story we saw today. >> in south carolina. >> and ask is there a connection today. >> that's a question we all have to ask ourselves each and every one of us. then it opens us to the possibility of, you know what our beliefs are, certainly what our biocease are. it's a question we all should ask. >> really. giving voice to the voices and spending 8$8 million of his own money is a commitment. very touched by him. and you interviewing your mother-in-law. >> love her. i really do. she's amazing. >> she feels the same about you. >> thank you for that story. you're watching "cbs t my name is bret hembree. i am an electric crew foreman out of the cupertino service center. i was born and raised in the cupertino area. it's a fantastic area to work. the new technology that we are installing out in the field is important for the customers because system reliability i believe is number one. pg&e is always trying to plan for
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good morning. things are starting to ease up around the bay area this morning. taking a look at the san mateo brink, we're accident-free so a little bit of yellow there as far as the sensors go so slower speeds but overall better on the westbound side as you head out of hayward into foster city. elsewhere, bay bridge metering lights are on slow to the foot of the maze and slow off the eastshore freeway. golden gate bridge improved, an earlier traffic alert cleared southbound no problems into san
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